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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Community Path to be Extended to Boston!

The Community Path that so many of us love and use will be extending to Boston connecting 11 cities over 48 miles! The grand announcement was made today by Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey in press conference held at the base of the newest section of the path towards Lowell Street.

The City's press release states, "Under an agreement between the MBTA and the City of Somerville, the MBTA will first build the path along the future Green Line from Lechmere Station to the forthcoming Brickbottom Station at Washington Street as part of Phase II of the Green Line Extension, which is scheduled for completion in late 2017 with the opening of the new Lechmere, Brickbottom and Union Square stations.

As the Green Line Extension project continues, the MBTA and will build the remaining stretch of the Community Path from Brickbottom Station to the future Lowell Street Station. Last May, MassDOT began work on extending the Community Path from Cedar Street to Lowell Street."

In attendance were Senator Pat Jehlen, Alderman at Large and Vice President of the Board of Aldermen Jack Connolly, Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang, members of the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, and personnel from MassDOT.

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